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Giles Andreae speaks to Graham Marks

Author Spotlight

Giles Andreae is not only the bestselling author of such award-winning picture books as Giraffes Can’t Dance, Rumble in the Jungle and The Lion Who Wanted to Love, he’s also the man behind the entertaining world of Purple Ronnie, as well as The Interesting Thoughts of Edward Monkton. Here he talks to Graham Marks about all the many and varied bits of his very creative life, including toilet brush poetry.

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Giraffes Can't Dance

Giles Andreae, Guy Parker-Rees
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Giles Andreae, Guy Parker-Rees

Gerald was a tall giraffe whose neck was long and slim,But his knees were awfully bandy and his legs were rather thin . . .Gerald the giraffe longs to go to the great Jungle Dance, but how can he join in when he doesn't know how to tango or two-step? Everyone knows that giraffes can't dance . . . or can they?A funny, touching and triumphant story about being yourself and finding your own tune, with joyful illustrations from Guy Parker Rees. This chunky board book edition is perfect for little hands."All toddlers should grow up reading this"Daily Mail"A modern classic"Baby & Me"A joyful read about an outsider who finds acceptance on his own terms . . . there's also a simple moral about tolerance and daring to be different"Junior"A fantastically funny and wonderfully colourful romp"Daily Telegraph

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Be Brave Little Penguin

Giles Andreae, Guy Parker-Rees
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Giles Andreae, Guy Parker-Rees

Be Brave Little Penguin is the eagerly awaited new picture book from the creators of the bestselling Giraffe's Can't Dance. Written in true Giles Andreae style, this feel-good rhyming story portrays a positive message about confidence and self-esteem. Little Penguin Pip-Pip would love to join in with all his friends swimming in the sea, but there's just one problem . . . he's scared of water. Can Pip-Pip overcome his fears and finally take the plunge? This irresistible story shows that sometimes all it takes is a little bit of encouragement - and a whole lot of heart - to finally make that leap!Illustrated with humour and warmth by Guy Parker Rees, this touching tale will soon become a new family favourite.Praise for Giraffes Can't Dance:'All toddlers should grow up reading this or hearing their parents read it aloud to them' - Daily Telegraph'A rhyming story with superb illustrations' - Independent'This delightful picture book is written in lively rhyming text with vivacious illustrations' - Junior

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I Love My Dinosaur

Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
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Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd

There are many different types of families but none so unusual as this one - it includes a dinosaur!It's not every day that a dinosaur takes up residence! Of course, it's lots of fun because dinosaur loves to join in. He loves to bake and paint, he adores singing and skipping, and he thinks school is really great. But dinosaurs are different. For one thing they are very big and sometimes very clumsy, so wherever dinosaur goes chaos is always sure to follow . . .A truly engaging and hilarious story that deals with a most unconventional friendship from this ever popular, bestselling author and illustrator.

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Nat's Naughty Nits

Giles Andreae, Jess Mikhail
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Giles Andreae, Jess Mikhail

A hilarious picture book about getting nits (and getting rid of nits!) from the author of international bestseller Giraffes Can't Dance.When some scritchy-scratchy nits climb on to Nat's head, they get up to all sorts of naughty things ...'There are nits in the treetops, Nits in the town, Nits on the toilet with their pants pulled down!" This laugh-out-loud, wonderfully wacky rhyming tale is guaranteed to give children the giggles.

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I Love My Grandad

Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
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Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
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Mad About Mega Beasts!

Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz
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Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz

Discover the world's biggest, most magnificent animals in this colourful, rhyming picture book from the author of international bestseller, Giraffes Can't Dance.Have you ever seen a squid that weighs more than a car? Or a dinosaur that's as big as eighteen elephants?Packed with incredible creatures, from the cuddly St Bernard dog to the ferocious Siberian tiger, this bright, bold picture book is perfect for young animal fans everywhere! With lively rhymes and fascinating facts.

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It's a Crazy Christmas

Giles Andreae, Spike Gerrell
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Giles Andreae, Spike Gerrell
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I Love You, Father Christmas

Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
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Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
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I Love You, Baby

Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
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Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd

An adorable, heart-felt picture book about the arrival of a new baby - from the author of international bestseller, Giraffes Can't Dance.One little boy discovers all the wonderful things about his new little sibling in this joyful top-to-toe celebration of babies. A sweet, warm-hearted book that's perfect for sharing when welcoming a new baby to the family. Created by the team behind family favourites I Love My Daddy and I Love My Mummy - winner of the Booktrust Early Years Award.

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I Love You

Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
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Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
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I Love My Daddy

Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
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Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
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I Love You, Little Monster

Giles Andreae, Jess Mikhail
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Giles Andreae, Jess Mikhail
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I Love My Daddy

Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
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Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd

From the author of Giraffes Can't Dance and the award-winning team behind I Love My Mummy, comes a celebration of the special relationship between father and child. The joy of spending a fun-filled day with Daddy is explored with true-to-life humour and lovely pictures. The perfect present for every family, this book will delight time and time again. From bestselling author Giles Andreae, whose rhyming text perfectly captures the joys of everyday family life; and award-winning illustrator, Emma Dodd, whose exuberant but tender illustrations delight children and their parents everywhere.'Simple but touching tribute to the role a dad plays in life' - Daily Mail'The perfect Father's Day present' - Parents in TouchLook out for the other books in the series:I Love My MummyI Love My GrannyI Love My PuppyI Love You Father ChristmasI Love YouI Love You Baby

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Me, the Queen and Christopher

Giles Andreae, Tony Ross
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Giles Andreae, Tony Ross
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Nat Fantastic and the Brave Knights of Old

Giles Andreae, Katharine McEwen
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Giles Andreae, Katharine McEwen
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Nat Fantastic

Giles Andreae, Katharine McEwen
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Giles Andreae, Katharine McEwen
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Princess Pearl

Giles Andreae, Sophy Williams
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Giles Andreae, Sophy Williams
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Billy Bonkers

Giles Andreae, Nick Sharratt
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Giles Andreae, Nick Sharratt

Mad stuff just happens with Billy Bonkers! Billy is a bouncy, bubbly, bonkers boy. And wherever he goes, off-the-wall adventures always seem to follow. From bouncing so hard on his trampoline that he bounces up, up and away...into space, and eating so much porridge his stomach puffs up and he floats into the garden tree (and gets stuck...until he burps anyway), to a flight on a deflating lilo to biff a big, vicious shark right on the nose! Along with his wacky dad, brainy sister and down-to-earth mum, Billy's life is never boring, it's bonkers! This zany text is perfectly accompanied by Nick Sharratt's energetic illustrations.

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Commotion In The Ocean

Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz
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Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz

Dive into the ocean in this noisy rhyming romp, from the author of international best-seller Giraffes Can't Dance. Bursting with bright, bold illustrations and packed with favourite sea creatures - including sharks, whales, octopuses and more! - this bestselling picture book from an award-winning creative team is a delight to read aloud and share with young children.

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The Lion Who Wanted To Love

Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz
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Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz